Christ Church Garden

Christ Church Garden is a green oasis off Blackfriars Road, with beds and borders of shrubs and flowers and holly hedging, all under a lush canopy of London plane and lime trees. In summer, the space is busy with local residents, office workers and church visitors, and contributes to the `green chain’ of other spaces along the Thames border including nearby Hatfields Green, and BOST’s Waterloo Millennium Green.

Christchurch bench smallBOST facilitates an active steering group, and works with Southwark Council to ensure the park is well cared for. We work to involve local volunteers and community groups in planting and maintaining flower beds and the wildlife garden border.

We aim to preserve the peace and sanctity of the green space. As well as undertaking careful planning, events and gardening, this means working with local developers to ensure that any new buildings preserve this special place for all to enjoy.

The garden was redesigned in 2000 under the Bankside Open Spaces Programme (BOST’s predecessor) with local residents, church representatives, Southwark Council, the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association and businesses all working with Marcus Beale Architects. BOST and our Steering Group went on to design further improvements, in particular the wildlife garden border which now edges the park to the north.

Christ Church Garden, Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NY